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Ex-lawmaker protests against ‘illegal electioneering’ of former president

Ex-lawmaker protests against ‘illegal electioneering’ of former president

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Published : 2013-12-20 18:24
Updated : 2013-12-20 18:25

Former opposition lawmaker Chung Bong-ju held a demonstration outside former President Lee Myung-bak’s office in Gangnam, Seoul, Friday, to protest against Lee’s alleged involvement in last year’s presidential election.

Through a sign titled “How are you doing?” Chung asked, “What was the topic of the 100 minute conversation between two of you on Sept. 2, 2012, ahead of the presidential election?” The “two of you” seems to refer to President Park Geun-hye and Lee.

The demonstration appears to be a jab at Lee, on whom he has placed the blame for interfering in last year’s election.

During an event to condemn the alleged illegal electioneering supposedly carried out by a number of government officials, Chung claimed that Lee was “presumed” to have directed the National Intelligence Service to meddle in the 2012 presidential election.

“Park and Lee had a closed meeting which took 100 minutes, without any attendees on Sept. 2, 2012,” he said. Chung claimed that the NIS’ actions to sway public opinion in favor of Park had commenced since the day of the meeting.

“How did they (Park and Lee) become close to each other, despite being enemies for five years?” he said.

By Im Woo-jung
(iwj@heraldcorp.com)

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